Europe

Finally taking that Eurotrip? Check out the advice, stories and tips I can offer after my half-dozen visits there, which have seen me visit Greece, Holland, Portugal, Spain and Switzerland and important tourist destinations like the Acropolis, Alhambra and the Sagrada Familia.

Three Breathtaking Days in Belfast

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Fun fact: The way the BBC Series “The Fall” depicted Belfast is what first planted the seed of going there in my head.

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Here’s How to Tackle Europe’s Most Beautiful—and Confusing—Road Trip

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“Wild Atlantic Way” is a great marketing slogan and an accurate descriptor of Ireland’s west coast, but is so broad a term that it can be confusing for prospective Ireland road trippers.

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Three Delightful Days in Dublin

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Dublin’s weather mirrors the larger experience of traveling in the Irish capital: Bipolar but not quite schizophrenic, fierce both in its beauty and in more occasional bouts of unpleasantness. 

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4 Surprising Spots on my Switzerland Bucket List

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I’ve spent a lot of time in Switzerland, and probably understand the country on a deeper level than the average non-Swiss person, but there are still tons of well-known places I need to visit.

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Florence’s Best Museums—and a Trick to See Them Fast

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Here are some of Florence’s can’t-miss museums—and a way to see them without spending all day in line.

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Three Superb Days in St. Petersburg

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Here’s how to make the most of three days in St. Petersburg, no matter where you’re coming from before you get there.

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Three Marvelous Days in Moscow

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Three days in Moscow provided me a nuanced impression of the city, albeit one I want to build upon with future visits.

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How to Get a Russia Visa

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One of the many reasons I held off visiting Russia as long as I did was the complicated visa process.

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